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Crystal Lake Family Displaced Following Fire

A local family has been displaced following a fire Wednesday afternoon at a home at 1600 North Avenue in Crystal Lake, according to a Crystal Lake Fire Department press release. 

Firefighters were called to the fire at the one-story, single-family home at 3:50 p.m. where they discovered a blaze in the kitchen, according to the news release. The fire was under control by 4:09 p.m. 

Because of the smoke and and fire damage, the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development deemed the home uninhabitable. A family of four was displaced, and the American Red Cross assisted the family in finding shelter, according to the news release. 

No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire appears to be because of "unattended cooking" and the blaze remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Fire Department, according to the press release. 

The fire caused $20,000 in damage, according to initial damage estimates. 

During the course of the fire, the Crystal Lake Fire Department requested additional assistance because there were no fire hydrants in the area, according to the news release. The fire department received assistance from Algonquin, Huntley, McHenry, Nunda rural, Cary, Lakewood, Fox River Grove and Wonder Lake. 

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